5 nostalgic horror movies to watch on Netflix this weekend

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Jeff Goldblum attends the 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' photocall at London Bridge on May 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Jeff Goldblum attends the 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' photocall at London Bridge on May 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images) /
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2. Jurassic Park

Release Year: 1993
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: David Koepp and Michael Crichton (screenplay), Michael Crichton (novel)
Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Samuel L. Jackson, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Wayne Knight, Bob Peck

Like every other salty millennial, when I’m not killing America’s industries by refusing to buy diamonds and fabric softener, I find myself thinking about Jurassic Park with fond nostalgia.

The film is near perfect. It’s a truly blessed combination of action, adventure, heart, and horror, with a spectacular cast and ridiculously quotable script. It’s iconic. Fans know this, critics know this, and movie executives know this (which is why they keep trying to revitalize the energy of the O.G. Jurassic Park with each subsequent entry in the franchise. I’m sorry, guys, really, I know you’re trying, but you cannot match that magic).

Jurassic Park just landed on Netflix in July, so with the newest entry in the dino-packed series – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – still in theatres, this is the perfect weekend to take it back to the classic first film.

Relive the majesty with Dr. Grant as he turns his head to witness a field of grazing Brontosaurus (they do move in herds!), feel Gennaro’s terror as he takes refuge in a bathroom stall (no lock can stop the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex!), and embrace the tension in watching a pack of Velociraptors corner their prey (clever girls).

This movie is phenomenal and there’s never a good enough reason as to why you shouldn’t watch it. Don’t fight me on this.